Another incident similar to the Carib was that of the Governor Endicott, but in this case the wreck was verified. The Governor Endicott was driven ashore near Toby’s Inlet, Geographe Bay on 8 July 1840. One of the seamen on board, Joseph Gotchell, gives a graphic account of the incident in a book he had published in 1844. According to this, after the shipwreck, he spent some time living with Aboriginal people, but like Jackman’s account of living with ‘cannibals’, Gotchell may also suffer from poetic license.
Associated Tribe Wardandi
Contact Evidence Anecdotal
Type of contact Helpful
Location Toby’s Inlet, Geographe Bay